An article on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, related to the Water Resources Development Act.
“WASHINGTON — The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project has friends in all the right places.
Republicans and Democrats from Georgia’s often divided congressional delegation agree that it is essential and overdue. The Senate and House have separately approved it. President Obama supports it, and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. traveled to the state last year to vow that “come hell or high water,” the work would get done.
It has not even started. Instead, the $652 million project has become the latest emblem of Washington’s struggle to accomplish much of anything, even when all sides agree, and a vivid illustration of how the toxic political climate has made inertia the most powerful force in town.”
Tags: dredging, ports